JIBS offers an annual prize for a student dissertation focusing on the area of library information systems, bibliographic databases or other resource discovery technologies and how such resources or technologies are being developed or exploited. The deadline for submissions has now past and judging will take place over the next couple of months with a winner announced in late September.
The JIBS prize is partnered with the annual LIRG Student Award. LIRG announced their prize winner earlier this month. Their prize went to Thomas Muggleton, a student at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Strathclyde University, for his study entitled "The effect of homelessness on information access, identity formation and social interaction". More information on their pages: http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/research/awards/pages/lirg-student-prize.aspx